Field Days at Kingcombe Centre, Dorset 22-24 July / by Tessa Farmer


A new free art exhibition inspired by the South Dorset Ridgeway and commissioned by Artsreach will be touring Dorset this summer, accompanied by an exciting range of traditional craft workshops for adults and families to enjoy.  Featuring commissioned works from six local and national artists, Dan Bendel, Sarah Butterworth, Isla Chaney, Tessa Farmer, Susan Kinley and Amanda Wallwork have each created the Field Days exhibits in a variety of mediums, responding to the archaeology, geology and ancient myths and legends of the South Dorset Ridgeway. As part of the Field Days project, award winning folk duo Ninebarrow have also written and recorded three contemporary songs, which will be available to hear at the exhibition. A selection of works by Bill Crumbleholme, a potter with a passion for ancient pottery and Neolithic and Bronze Age techniques, will be displayed alongside the exhibition.


Martinstown Village Hall DT2 9LF
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July, 11am-4pm


Alongside the exhibition, the Ancient Wessex Network bring The History Village to the village green from 11am-4pm on Saturday 9 July.  Visitors can enter the ancient village and see a huge variety of authentic and traditional activity, plus have a go at a variety of crafts including beaker pottery, bronze casting, Faience bead and Viking jewellery making.

Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum DT2 0EQ
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July, 11am-4:30pm.


Further details are also available on the Artsreach website: Artsreach - Field Days